Lit by candlelight: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light


It started with Ethereal Light -- I was left wanting to try the rest. Luminous Light gives your skin a golden glow; not the sort from wearing bronzer or self-tanner, but a "oh my, you're skin is glowing." From what I can remember from my lighting class I took in university, incandescent light is produced from heat. Tungsten is a filament used for its ability to heat up to really high temperatures, at its peak it "burns"/glows brightly. If your face were to get illuminated by this sort of light source, you'd have a happy, shiny glow. Think about sitting around the fire and the way your face feels as it's licked by the heat.

For those days when you can't sit circled around the fire with your nearest and dearest friends, brush on Luminous Light.

Luminous Light

Luminous Light

Swatch of Luminous Light

Swatch of Luminous Light

The key is to use a small amount on very specific places. Using a large, fluffy face brush, lightly dust Luminous Light across your forehead, next hit your cheekbones and then apply the remnants on your nose and chin.

illuminated by natural daylight

illuminated by natural daylight


Some believe Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder is overrated, I just think they haven't found the shade they're after.

But who am I to say?

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 10 out of 10 bags — It's always in my makeup bag. Whenever I apply it in the locker room, women stop and stare at the pan.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • I want to buy every brush Hourglass has on offer, but that wouldn't be very economical for me.